Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State - 12/6/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-6) at Oklahoma Sooners (8-3)
College Football: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium to continue the Bedlam Series.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have lost five straight games and need this win to become bowl eligible. Freshman Mason Rudolph is completing 52 percent of his passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions. Starter Daxx Garman remains questionable with a concussion, and Oklahoma State has 29 passing plays of 25 or more yards. David Glidden and Brandon Sheperd have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and four touchdowns while James Washington has caught a touchdown in back-to-back games. Oklahoma State’s ground game is averaging 3.5 yards per carry, as Desmond Roland leads the way with 579 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 31.7 points, 438.5 yards, and they’ve forced 29 sacks and 11 turnovers. Ryan Simmons leads OK State with 85 tackles and Emmanuel Ogbah has 16.5 tackles for loss.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have won three of their last four games and need a win to possibly finish with double-digit wins. Cody Thomas is completing 40.8 percent of his passes for one touchdown and four interceptions. Trevor Knight is doubtful with a head injury, and Oklahoma has 19 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Sterling Shepard and Durron Neal have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while K.J. Young has six catches in his last three games. Shepard remains questionable with a groin injury. Oklahoma’s ground game is averaging 6.3 yards per carry, as Samaje Perine leads the way with 1,428 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. Defensively, the Oklahoma Sooners are allowing 23.5 points, 382 yards, and they’ve forced 26 sacks and 18 turnovers. Dominique Alexander leads OU with 93 tackles and Eric Striker has 13.5 tackles for loss.
The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sooners are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in December and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oklahoma and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.
I hate to lay this much chalk in a rivalry game but the Oklahoma State Cowboys have shown little heart over the last month and seem like they're ready for the season to end. The Sooners are the tougher team on both sides of the ball and should win this in a blowout.